Health status

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Health status includes the length of people's lives, as well as their physical and mental health which may be affected by infectious diseases, chronic diseases and injuries.

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Keywords:  premature mortality, cancer, infant mortality, suicide, mortality, life expectancy, death, health status

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Life expectancy at age 65 years old is the average number of years that a person at that age can be expected to live, assuming that age-specific mortality levels remain constant. However, the actual age-specific death rate of any particular birth cohort cannot be known in advance. If rates are falling, as has been the case over the past decades in OECD countries, actual life spans will be higher than life expectancy calculated using current death rates. The methodology used to calculate life expectancy can vary slightly between countries. This can change a country’s estimates by a fraction of a year. This indicator is presented by gender and is measured in years.

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Keywords:  life expectancy at 65, quality of life, longevity, death, mortality, number of years
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